Kept my bed again all forenoon + went to the smoke room in afternoon. Had a good night again with syrup of Codeina. Feeling better. Pollok + Mr Ross called. My letter of apology was read at the board [?] meeting + caused some amusement. I had said that I had been assaulted by Turk or Armenian named Micrococcus catarrhalis1 who had seized me by the throat etc + some of the folks thought it was a German attack!
1 A helpful reader has advised that this should read Micrococcus catarrhalis now called Moxarella catarrhalis
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]